Abby M. Sonin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Bronx, NY

Sonin & Genis, Esqs
 | 1 Fordham Plaza, Suite 907
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-561-4444
Fax: 718-561-2162
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Senior Attorney at Sonin & Genis, Esqs., Abby M. Sonin represents clients in the New York, New York, metropolitan area in matters of civil rights, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and personal injury. A former Senior Counsel, Prosecutor and Legal Aid Attorney for the Nassau County Attorney’s Office and the New York City Law Department, she gained invaluable training and trial experience with the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York.

Known as "The Closer", Ms. Sonin is a top negotiator and trial lawyer, she teaches continuing legal education courses on deposition taking, ethics and evidence. Ms. Sonin’s colleagues often rely on her for advice in labor and employment issues, arson, civil rights and police. During her career, she handled class action suits involving a long list of municipal entities, including the police department, local correctional facilities and the Department of Social Services.

Ms. Sonin is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association’s Legislative Committee. Her labor and employment law experience extends to the following matters: retaliation, discrimination and segregation related to sexual preference, religion, national origin, disability, age and gender. Employees and employers both come to her for representation in matters of employment and labor law.

As a knowledgeable, experienced attorney, Ms. Sonin lectures to organizations such as the New York City Fire Department, the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Marshals and the New York Office of School Safety. Admitted to practice in the state of New York since 1998, she earned her Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Civil Rights
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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Super Lawyers: 2020

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About Abby Sonin

Admitted: 1989, New York

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  • Received this award for receiving 2 of the top 50 verdicts in New York in 2019. This one was for a premises liability case, Top 50 settlements in New York in 2019, Top Verdict, 2019
  • Received this award for two settlements in the top fifty settlements in New York. This one was for a wrongful death, prison negligence case, Top 50 settlements in New York, all practice areas, Top Verdict
  • Three million five hundred thousand settlement worker/workplace negligence, Oneida county, Spotlight Verdict, Verdict search, 2019
  • For verdicts, or settlements of one million dollars or more, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2018
  • Personal injury law, Litigator of the Year, American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • selected by peers for excellence in the practice of personal injury AND medical Malpractice, Excellence in personal injury and medical malpractice law, Lawyers of distinction, 2019
  • Selected as an outstanding lawyer from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award, or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more, Multimillion-dollar advocates forum Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates forum, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Legislative Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of NYSTLA


  • Workplace negligence/construction 3.5 million, 2017
  • Slip and fall on a chuck on hospital floor 900,000, 2021
  • School assault 2 million, 2020
  • False Arrest 1.5 million, 2020
  • Negligent supervision prison 1.5 million, 2018
  • Trip and fall 1.5 million, 2019
  • False arrest 1.5 million, 2020
  • Medical malpractice 1 million and 1 thousand dollars, 2018
  • Bicycle pothole 1 million, 2020
  • medical malpractice 850,000, 2019
  • Elevator case 850,000, 2018
  • Med mal circumcision case 850,000, 2018
  • Decubitus ulcer/med mal 775,000, 2019
  • Medical malpractice 750,000, 2018
  • Trip and fall 750,000 Premises, 2019
  • Police brutality 700,000, 2018
  • Mold case 499,00, 2017
  • Trip and fall hole on cemetery grass 487,500, 2019
  • Trip and fall by legally blind person on snow and ice in parking lot 450,000, 2018
  • Premises trip and fall 420,000, 2019
  • Trip and fall on rug 330,000, 2018
  •  Trip and fall while standing on a rolling chair on wheels , 2018

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Office Location for Abby M. Sonin

1 Fordham Plaza
Suite 907
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: 718-561-4444

Fax: 718-561-2162

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Last Updated: 1/11/2021

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